Toyota and Chevron support Valley CAN on fuel cell electric vehicle pilot program in San Joaquin Valley; First-of-its-kind program will replace old, conventional vehicles with certified pre-owned, hydrogen-fueled cars to local Valley residentsn
Publish Date: 6/14/2022

Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and Chevron are supporting Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN) to establish a first-of-its-kind pilot program to provide hydrogen-powered certified pre-owned, zero-emission Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) at no cost to 27 San Joaquin
Valley residents to replace their older gasoline-powered cars. The program, offering a way to provide access to zero-emission vehicles to more people to quantifiably reduce air emissions in the San Joaquin Valley, also provides participants with $15,000 prepaid fuel cards intended to cover the cost of three years’ worth of hydrogen fuel.

The program will also produce a study that will provide much-needed data on the benefits that fuel cell electric vehicles can provide to residents of underserved communities – especially long-range commuters and farmworkers – that can help inform equitable zero-emission vehicle policy as well as future efforts to deploy FCEVs in local communities. The study will also examine the economic benefits of eliminating most transportation costs for low-income commuters, which are a known inhibitor of upward mobility for working families.

Tags: Cars

Ambassadors advertise hydrogen partnerships with Germany; Germany will have to import large quantities of hydrogen in the future and is looking for suitable cooperation. This is met with great interest - not only in Australia.
Publish Date: 6/9/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

TuSimple co-founder kicks off new fuel cell truck company to help take on supply chain setbacks
Publish Date: 6/10/2022
Tags: Trucks

South Korea makes big bet on energy transition to hydrogen
Publish Date: 6/9/2022

South Korean companies including conglomerate SK, Hyundai Motor and steel major Posco announced last year that they would spend a combined 23 trillion won ($18.2 billion) on hydrogen ambitions, but they face competition.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Marine, Aviation, Other, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Massive Utah Hydrogen Storage Project Garners Finalized $504M DOE Loan Guarantee
Publish Date: 6/8/2022

The ACES Delta project envisions producing up to 100 metric tonnes per day of hydrogen from water and renewable energy sources using a 220-MW alkaline electrolyzer bank manufactured by Norwegian firm HydrogenPro—one of the largest deployments of its type to date. ACES Delta will store that hydrogen in two gigantic solution-mined caverns sited in the only salt dome in the Western U.S, each of which can store up to 150 GWh of energy.
 

To put that in perspective, we are projecting that there will be about 150 GWh of utility-scale battery storage on the nation’s entire electric grid by 2030,” noted Jigar Shah, director of the DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), during a call with reporters on Wednesday.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen Innovation: SoCalGas Awarded $750,000 California Energy Commission Grant to Develop Renewable Hydrogen from Biogas
Publish Date: 6/8/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Fast Flow Future for Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Trucks; Expanded Capabilities at NREL Demonstrate High-Flow-Rate Hydrogen Fueling for Heavy-Duty Applications
Publish Date: 6/8/2022

The ultimate goal is to compete with conventional fueling times of diesel vehicles (roughly 10 minutes), which translates to an ambitious hydrogen gas mass flow rate of 10 kg/min average (20 kg/min peak) based on a maximum onboard vehicle storage potential of 100kg hydrogen gas. This rate is roughly 10 times the average mass flow rate currently used for light-duty FCEVs.

On April 26, 2022, the IHS team exceeded this mass flow rate goal, demonstrating an average mass flow rate of 14 kg/min (21 kg/min peak) with a 40.3 kg fill into a bank of 8 hydrogen storage tanks—similar to those used by HD vehicles—in 2.87 minutes. This intermediate milestone will pave the way for the project to meet the ultimate milestone of completing a 60-80kg fill in under 10 minutes with the fast mass flow rates.

Tags: Trucks, Stations

Hyzon Motors Receives Zero-Emissions Certification from California Air Resources Board
Publish Date: 6/7/2022

With this certification, Hyzon expects it will offer the first commercially available repowered Class 8, Class 7 and Class 6 FCEVs in California. While FCEVs have been granted provisional approvals for trials, and fuel cell electric buses have received CARB certification, no known heavy- or medium-duty FCEVs are currently available, based on the list provided by California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Tags: Trucks

SoCalGas pursues hydrogen future with Angeles Link
Publish Date: 6/7/2022

“We absolutely need hydrogen in the mix, and we need cost-effective ways to get hydrogen from where it’s produced to where it will be consumed,” said Tyson Eckerle, deputy director of zero-emissions vehicle market development for GoBiz. “Pipelines are a really key component of the mix.”

Right now, most of the hydrogen provided to retail fueling stations is carried in diesel tanker trucks, Eckerle said, though efforts are being made to transition them to big rigs fueled with hydrogen fuel cells to decrease their emissions footprint.

Getting people to adopt hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, “a lot of it comes down to cost, which relates directly to scale, which is why pipelines are so important,” Eckerle said.

Tags: Hydrogen

Bosch hydrogen offensive: technology for climate-neutral factories and zero-carbon traffic
Publish Date: 5/19/2022
  • Bosch to put first sector-coupled hydrogen cycle into operation at its Industry 4.0 lead plant in Homburg.
  • In partnership with Maximator Hydrogen, Bosch Rexroth to set up 4,000 hydrogen filling stations worldwide by 2030.
  • Bosch to equip pilot customer Telekom with stationary fuel cells.
  • Bosch wants to develop components for electrolyzers that produce hydrogen.
  • Bosch to set up project unit to make hydrogen-related activities ready for volume production.
  • Hannover Messe: Bosch to present technology for industrial-scale hydrogen applications.
Tags: Stations, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Bosch To Invest $1.3 Billion In Hydrogen Technology By 2025
Publish Date: 6/7/2022
Tags: Stations, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Accelerate Domestic Manufacturing of Clean Energy
Publish Date: 6/6/2022

President Biden today issued presidential determinations providing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with the authority to utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of five key energy technologies: (1) solar; (2) transformers and electric grid components; (3) heat pumps; (4) insulation; and (5) electrolyzers, fuel cells, and platinum group metals. The DPA determinations are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to lower energy costs for families, strengthen national security, and achieve lasting American energy independence that reduces demand for fossil fuels and bolsters our clean energy economy.

Demand for clean energy technologies such as solar panels, heat pumps, and electrolyzers for hydrogen has increased significantly as the costs of these technologies have plummeted over the last decade. As the world transitions to a clean energy economy, global demand for these essential products and components is set to skyrocket by 400-600% over the next several decades. Unless the U.S. expands new manufacturing, processing, and installation capacity, we will be forced to continue to rely on clean energy imports—exposing the nation to supply chain vulnerabilities, while simultaneously missing out on the enormous job opportunities associated with the energy transition. 

Technologies Included in the President’s DPA Announcement
DPA authority, with the necessary funding appropriated by Congress, will allow the federal government to invest in companies that can build clean energy facilities, expand clean energy manufacturing, process clean energy components, and install clean energy technologies for consumers.

Electrolyzers, Fuel Cells, and Platinum Group Metals — Electrolyzers, fuel cells, and platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts are vital for increasing domestic production and utilization of clean hydrogen, a versatile energy carrier. Clean hydrogen produced through electrolysis is projected to contribute significantly to achieving U.S. decarbonization goals. President Biden’s actions supporting domestic supply chains for electrolyzers, fuel cells, and PGM catalysts will enhance national and energy security by reducing U.S. reliance on imported fossil fuels, particularly Russia (the world’s second-largest producer of PGMs) and China. Consumers will benefit from clean hydrogen’s price stability relative to fossil fuels, cost reductions as the hydrogen economy scales up, and resilient domestic supply chains.

Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Kubota to roll out first fuel cell tractor in 2025, eyeing U.S. and Europe
Publish Date: 6/1/2022
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Signing of a Basic Agreement between Futaba Town, Namie Town, AEON TOHOKU, and Toyota for the Establishment of a Wide Area Mobile Retail Business in Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Bases
Publish Date: 5/30/2022

The two municipalities and two companies involved in the Basic Agreement aim to support residents experiencing difficulties with everyday shopping, through the establishment of a mobile retail business.

Tags: Trucks

Johnson Matthey secures €20m stake in hydrogen pioneer Enapter
Publish Date: 5/25/2022
Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Germany looks to speed up green hydrogen development in Australia
Publish Date: 5/28/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Germany, US energy partnership includes agreements on off-shore wind and hydrogen: German minister
Publish Date: 5/27/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen may be a climate solution. There's debate over how clean it will truly be
Publish Date: 5/27/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Coors Beer Clan’s New Brew: Cheap Hydrogen For Cleaner Trucks And Factories
Publish Date: 5/26/2022

The membrane also creates a filtered stream of carbon dioxide that can be easily captured and either sequestered or used for other industrial processes, Coors said. Making hydrogen from electrolysis is appealing because there is no carbon dioxide to contend with, though aside from its relative inefficiency it may only be a good option in places where both renewable electricity and water are abundant.

Tags: Hydrogen, Research

Hopium partners with Bridgestone to develop bespoke tyres for hydrogen-powered Hopium Machina
Publish Date: 5/12/2022

The goal of the partnership is to design bespoke tyres with low rolling resistance technology, a major factor to enhance the vehicle’s 1,000km driving range. The tyres will be created using Bridgestone’s proprietary Virtual Tyre Development technology, providing significant benefits in terms of both efficiency and sustainability.

Tags: Cars

Action on clean hydrogen is needed to deliver net-zero by 2050. Here's how
Publish Date: 5/23/2022

Similarly, during the recent World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, Daryl Wilson, Executive Director of the CEO-led Hydrogen Council, stated that "the pipeline of hydrogen projects globally exceeds 500 projects valued at more than $500bn of investment. In Europe there are 328 projects, yet barely more than 5% have made final investment decision. Crossing the investment decision line requires the confidence that policy will support both demand and supply for the investment horizon of several decades. The public and private sectors need to come together and establish the conditions to take this critical step urgently."

Tags: Hydrogen

S. Korea-led intl. association on hydrogen industry kicks off
Publish Date: 5/25/2022

South Korea, the United States and 16 other countries on Wednesday launched an association meant to boost cooperation in the development of the hydrogen industry, Seoul's industry ministry said.

Tags: Hydrogen

Mote to develop a new wood waste-to-hydrogen production facility in California, US
Publish Date: 5/24/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Air Liquide inaugurates in the U.S. its largest liquid hydrogen production facility in the world
Publish Date: 5/24/2022

The facility, and the associated logistics infrastructure, marks a $250 million investment by Air Liquide in the United States hydrogen market and will position Nevada as a leader in hydrogen energy production. Air Liquide’s investment created jobs for 700 contractors and 25 full-time jobs with the plant at full capacity. With this facility, Air Liquide also developed the infrastructure necessary to attract other companies to move into the area, creating additional jobs and new revenue for the city of North Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.

The North Las Vegas facility will produce 30 tonnes of liquid hydrogen per day which will be utilized by various customers, notably by those in the growing clean mobility market on the West Coast, especially California. The facility will be powered by fully renewable electricity. The facility can also use renewable natural gas to meet the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) when supplying the California mobility market. In this context, the facility can provide enough renewable hydrogen for over 40,000 fuel cell vehicles in California. This will significantly improve the hydrogen supply for mobility, a critical enabler for market growth. While the clean mobility market continues to mature, the plant configuration will also allow for the sale of hydrogen to a wide array of sectors with a range of renewable and low-carbon options for customers.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Stations, Hydrogen

Air Liquide, Toyota and CaetanoBus join forces to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe
Publish Date: 5/17/2022
Tags: Cars, Buses, Stations

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